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"Stitches are a three piece beast from the wilds of Mt Albert. Featuring a rhythm section that drives like a trucker on a six day meth binge and a frontman who echoes a young Kurt Cobain -- Stitches are the real deal." - Riccardo Ball, The Audience

Shadow Puppets is the second single from Auckland band Stitches' debut 5 track EP, 'Harder Times'.

First conceived in the crevasses of a Mt Albert home with high rent and low hope, demos escaped the confines of guitarist/singer/songwriter JP Carroll's clandestine bedroom studio to be crafted into audio weapons by producer/engineer Dave Johnston (Villainy, The Zoup), with assistance from engineer Matt Keller (Luger Boa, Dead Beat Boys).

Hearing potential in the emerging sound, Daniel Purchase (drums) and Hugh Hokopaura (bass) filled out the Stitches rhythm section, completing a power trio that would take to the stage to assault the ears and minds of anyone game enough to listen

With parallels in sound drawn to Nirvana, Chevelle, Filter and Shihad, Stitches are a unique and aggressive addition to the NZ hard rock armory.

Stitches are:
Daniel Purchase
Hugh Hokopaura
John Paul Carroll

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Shadow Puppets

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A couple of months ago we released this EP. We've had a few new likes since then, so if you're one of our newer followers but you haven't had the opportunity to check it out, here it is, streaming for free on Soundcloud.
'Harder Times' is the debut, 5 track EP from Auckland based Hard Rock band Stitches.
Tiffany Hardy from NZ Musician spun a yarn with us about the EP and some other things, take a look:
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Woah! Thanks to everyone who has recently followed the page. Just another 28 likes and we can apply for funding for a sweet music video from NZ on Air.

If you've just found us, now would be a great time to share us with your mates who like heavy rock.
Here's a tune to get your weekend started.
Stitches are an Auckland based heavy rock band with parallels in sound drawn to Nirvana, Chevelle, FIlter and Shihad.
Thanks to SAE for having us last night, and thanks to everyone who watched the show!

Next up, we support These Four Walls with Flirting With Disaster and Ashei. This is shaping up to be a huge night of homegrown rock/punk which we're really looking forward to.